Coming Up: 8th Annual Underwater Pumpkin Carving Contest

Underwater Pumpkin Carving Contest

Carving pumpkins. Switching out clothes for costumes. Taking to the streets to gather sweets. Halloween is a special time of the year where you can dress up as your dreams, live out fairy tales for one night, and eat dessert before dinner. And at the 8th Annual Underwater Pumpkin Carving Contest this month, you can dive into the fun fall festivities—literally!


You might not think of pumpkin carving and diving going together, but Dive Land Park sure does! This will be the eighth installment of their underwater pumpkin carving contest, and it puts a fun spin on a fall festival favorite. Teams consisting of two divers head under the waters of the Dive Land quarry to see who can carve the best overall pumpkin. There are some rules, however. They are as follows:

Bring a buddy!

To be entered in the contest, teams have to have two people. No solo divers are allowed in the competition.

Pick up the pieces.

Hollowing out your Jack-o’-lantern, as well as removing the top, is required beforehand. All other pumpkin pieces must be removed from the quarry once carving is completed.

Take the proper tools with you.

Neither razor blades nor box cutters are allowed. Diving knives and/or a pumpkin carving tool kit is permitted. Pumpkins can be marked one hour prior to the contest.

Be mindful of time.

At 11 a.m. on the Saturday of the 8th Annual Underwater Pumpkin Carving Contest, divers will be briefed about the competition and the rules. Divers will have 30 minutes to carve their masterpieces—and they must be carved between 20 and 35 feet. It’s a good idea to remember that pumpkins float!

Judging is final.

Everyone present during and after the competition will be able to cast his or her ballot for favorite pumpkin. The jack-o’-lantern that receives the most votes from the audience wins. Disputes will not be considered.

There will be three prizes awarded for the competition: first, second, and third place. The first place prize will be a cruise aboard the ship of one the most famous pirates: Blackbeard! The contest is free to enter; however, the standard scuba diving fee of $25 per day still applies.


Dive Land Park; 401 Webster Chapel Road, Wellington, AL 36279


Saturday, October 19, 2019, from 12 to 6 p.m.


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